11th U.S. death related to Takata airbags reported by HondaThu, 20, Oct 2016
U.S. regulators and American Honda have confirmed the 11th U.S. fatality linked to a ruptured Takata airbag inflator.
Volkswagen diesel scandal under Canadian government scrutinyMon, 17, Oct 2016
Volkswagen Canada is being investigated under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act for importing vehicles with software intended to defeat emissions testing.
Tesla told by German gov't not to use 'Autopilot' in advertisingSun, 16, Oct 2016
German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt has asked Tesla to stop advertising its vehicles as having an Autopilot function because this might suggest drivers' attention is not needed.
Election outcome pivotal for auto agendaMon, 17, Oct 2016
In the coming years, lawmakers will weigh in on the midterm evaluation of the Obama administration's signature 2025 fuel economy regulations and whether auto safety regulations need new fundamental changes for the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles, underscoring the stakes for the industry when the mix of red and blue on Capitol Hill is decided on Nov. 8.
Don't risk public safety in quest for self-driving carsMon, 17, Oct 2016
The rush is on to get autonomous vehicles on the market and on U.S. roads. But progress must not come while putting the public at risk.
Welcome skepticism on autonomous carsMon, 17, Oct 2016
Spending money now on such things would move the goal posts for justifying Level 4 and Level 5 autonomous vehicles against human drivers even further into the future.
Dealer's recall policy proves his integrityMon, 17, Oct 2016
I am glad to see that Stewart's policy is shown as a "best practice" and hope other dealers will follow suit.
Germany sends Tesla drivers Autopilot warning letterFri, 14, Oct 2016
Germany is warning owners of Tesla vehicles that the use of the Autopilot function in their electric cars requires the driver's unrestricted attention at all times.
Electric cars could dominate roads in wealthy cities by 2030, study saysWed, 12, Oct 2016
Electric vehicles could account for two-thirds of all cars on the road by 2030 in wealthy cities such as London and Singapore due to stricter emissions regulations, falling technology costs and more consumer interest, a report says.
CFPB survives legal attack as court trims director's powerTue, 11, Oct 2016
The CFPB survived a constitutional challenge and will remain in business, though a federal appeals court took away power from its director and tossed out a $109 million penalty against a mortgage company. The long-awaited decision was a blow to the agency, which was created in the wake of the 2008-09 financial crisis to regulate auto lending, mortgages, credit cards and other products directed at consumers.
Toyota raises concerns about California self-driving oversightTue, 11, Oct 2016
A Toyota official raised concerns about California's plans to require compliance with a planned U.S. autonomous vehicle safety check list, calling it "preposterous."
Congresswoman raises concerns about VW settlement oversightSat, 08, Oct 2016
A settlement with U.S. regulators gives Volkswagen too much authority over how to spend $2 billion on electric vehicle technology, a U.S. congresswoman from California said this week in a letter.